Week 3 • Rising Grades 5–9 • STEAM Camp – Electronic Music Production with Kodomo
Electronic Music Production (Rising Grades 5–9)
Location: Waynflete (360 Spring Street)
8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Campers will learn to record, create, and edit sounds from scratch all while building their foundation for creating electronic music. We welcome beginners and anyone who wants to explore new ways to create music. Listening to and recording new sounds will heighten musical listening ability.
Chris Child, better known as Emmy-winning composer and electronic musician Kodomo, will share his experience and teach students the basic elements of electronic music production: 1) sampling, 2) synthesis (using different wave forms to create sound), 3) arrangement, and 4) production.
Chris will help students maximize their use of GarageBand software, introducing students to new layers and depth within the software. Equipment will be provided, including a MIDI keyboard, groove pad, microphones, and synthesizers.
**Each student should bring a good pair of music headphones and a USB flash drive to store work in progress.
Chris Child is an Emmy award-winning TV composer and has contributed music to a broad range of TV shows and commercials. He also composed the music to video games developed by Harmonix, including 2016’s Amplitude for the Sony PS4 game console and Rock Band. Under his artist name Kodomo, he has released several critically acclaimed albums, EP’s, and remixes. He performs in New York City and electronic music festivals around the world.
In 2019, Child launched the record label FOIL Imprints with the intention to release inspired electronic music, embracing a wide spectrum of genres. Chris returns to Waynflete SUMMER to share his experience as a composer, performer, and business owner as well as his extensive knowledge of music and electronic sound with Middle School campers and budding electronic musicians. Chris also teaches weekly workshops year round at Waynflete, where his students learn new ways to listen and create original sounds—and eventually music tracks. Chris’ camp program is a unique opportunity for campers to explore new ways of creating sound and music while catching more than a glimpse of the creative work that supports and fuels a modern music career.